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on November 14, 2017 in World News

Five Things You Didn’t Think CBD Could Replace

Submitted by Marijuana News We’ve barely begun to tap the potential health benefits of CBD in cannabis. The non-intoxicating substance has already shown remarkable potential for treating chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. But the way it works is often misinterpreted. “CBD is psychoactive; a lot of people misunderstand that,” says neuroscientist Dr. Adie Poe of Washington University in St. Louis. “CBD binds to targets and activates processes inside your brain. It just doesn’t have the same intoxicating effect that THC does, nor does it affect motor functions.” And unlike other drugs shown to have benefits, you don’t need a...

Submitted by Marijuana News We’ve barely begun to tap the potential health benefits of CBD in cannabis. The non-intoxicating substance has already shown remarkable potential for treating chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. But the way it works is often...

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on November 7, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat Dementia

Submitted by Marijuana News A few times a day, 92-year-old Lucy Hanson takes a little capsule; in it is medical marijuana. “They call it my happy pill and I call it my happy pill,” Hanson laughs. It’s hard to believe when you talk to her now but, four years ago, Lucy was confused, falling down and speaking gibberish. She often lay in bed and would make no eye contact with her family or friends. Her daughter brought her to a neurology clinic where specialists ran diagnostic tests and looked over all of her medications. They said the problems were not with her prescription drugs. “They came back...

Submitted by Marijuana News A few times a day, 92-year-old Lucy Hanson takes a little capsule; in it is medical marijuana. “They call it my happy pill and I call it my happy pill,” Hanson laughs. It’s hard to believe when you talk...

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on October 31, 2017 in Blog

Mechoulam – The Master of Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana is fast becoming the largest embedded crop in the economy of many U.S. states and small countries across the globe. The proliferation of reports on the positive effects of medical marijuana have led to a new outlook on cannabis and cannabis products. Gone are the days of Cheech and Chong, and potheads and ponytails. Cannabis is being rebranded as a wonder weed and a medical breakthrough for a range of ailments. But as we know, marijuana has carried the stigma of a “gateway drug” for many years, so how did the new perception of marijuana as a...

    Medical Marijuana is fast becoming the largest embedded crop in the economy of many U.S. states and small countries across the globe. The proliferation of reports on the positive effects of medical marijuana have led to a new...

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on September 28, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured World News

CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Not Psychoactive?

by Bruce Barcott Why is THC psychoactive and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?  When we’re talking about cannabis and psychoactivity, we’re dealing exclusively with CB1 receptors, which are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system. The difference between CBD vs. THC comes down to a basic difference in how each one interacts with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor. THC binds well with CB1 cannabinoid receptors. CBD has low binding affinity for CB1 receptors. That’s where the two diverge. Think of it like an electrical plug...

by Bruce Barcott Why is THC psychoactive and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?  When we’re talking about cannabis and psychoactivity, we’re dealing exclusively with CB1 receptors,...

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